Numeric and “numeroalphabetic” strings in Marketo, SQL, PHP and elsewhere

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Marketo user SS asked a good question about datatypes in webhook responses. Referring to the documentation provided by a 3rd-party lead enrichment service, she notes:

Because all of the custom fields created for the webhook must be string-type fields, I cannot use logic for their 'number of employees' data such as "if value is between x and y"…

Luckily for SS, the vendor docs are off-base. In fact, if a Marketo webhook returns a numeric string (that is, a JSON-encoded string value that starts with one or more numbers) you can safely map that property to a numeric field.

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